Added: July 2, 2016 – Last updated: July 2, 2016


Author: Brenda Fitzpatrick

Title: Tactical Rape in War and Conflict

Subtitle: International Recognition and Response

Place: Bristol

Publisher: Policy Press

Year: 2016

Pages: 300pp.

ISBN-13: 9781447326694 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781447326700 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781447326748 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781447326731 (Kindle) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | African History: Rwandan History | European History: Bosnian History | Types: Genocidal Rape / Rwandan Genocide; Types: Wartime Rape / Bosnian War


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)


Author: Brenda Fitzpatrick, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia


  Foreword by Jill Steans (p. iv)
  Acknowledgements (p. vi)
  one   Introduction (p. 1)
  two   Tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict (p. 27)
  three   Context (p. 51)
  four   Critical commentary (p. 77)
  five   Tactical rape in the former Yugoslavia (p. 105)
  six   Tactical rape and genocide in Rwanda (p. 131)
  seven   United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (p. 157)
  eight   After Security Council resolution 1325 (p. 181)
  nine   Women and security (p. 209)
  ten   Significant progress and ongoing challenges (p. 233)
  References (p. 259)
  Index (p. 285)


»The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance toward active rejection of this violation of international law.
Exploring international responses to sexual violence in war, it introduces the main historical facts, theoretical terms and legal developments behind UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security and the emerging practice of international law in this area. It identifies best practice in moving beyond accepting rape in war as inevitable to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states and the international community.
Powerful testimonies of victims are included to bring the issue alive, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.« (Source: Policy Press)

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Rwanda | History of Europe: History of Bosnia and Herzegovina | Genocide: Rwandan Genocide / Rape during the Rwandan Genocide | Types of rape: Genocidal rape, Wartime sexual violence | United Nations: United Nations resolution / United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 | War: Bosnian War / Rape during the Bosnian War